It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
The whole point with this thread is help us all focus on what is being said and to reduce or eliminate the knee-jerks sensitivities that may cause us to focus more on a retaliatory reaction than much-needed contemplation.
Originally posted by intrepid
I think the first is pretty clearly a personal attack. The second says the same but it is not.
Does that help?
"I really disagree with the Nazi agenda. I find it unpleasant that they decided to kill several million humans to further their ends." Or, "That Hitler, he sure an unpleasant character wasnt, he?" However, someone whose own family members were among that several million may express an opinion that the party was "evil" for doing what they did, and Hitler "hateful" for ordering it.
Originally posted by chise61
I'd like to know if i'm right in perceiving these comments as a personal attack against myself.
"If you used your brain at all", "Somehow higher intelligence escaped your tunnel vision, so i'll spell it out in romper room terms that maybe you can understand", and " Now does that make sense to you, or do we need to get out the blocks ?"
This is what another member said to me in response to one of my posts, and these comments made up almost all of his post.
Originally posted by chise61 Or am i just being overly sensitive?
Originally posted by azzllin
Every one of us at some time or other has had a comment made about something we have said, and have posted something in response which has caused arm waving and a tantrum or two.
Some of the comments have been pretty vicious, there is always some who will jump in to defend when that happens, best thing is to let it wash over you and ignore it if you cant do it with some maturity, but there will always be some who are more sensitive than others.
some people don't understand everyone has and is entitled to an opinion, no matter what the subject is, if it is taken to heart, then browse more threads, see how it's been done for a long time, there are members on here who cant stand each other, yet they are civil during discussion, and those who believe everything they say is the way it is, and not willing to give others a voice, and consider their thoughts on subjects.
Debate is good, but whining just takes the enjoyment out of hearing the views of others, laugh it off, this is the internet, just words, when all is done and dusted, you turn off your computer, you should leave it there, not let it spill over into your life enough to let it worry you, you still have your opinion.
You benefit from a site like this a lot more when you can take criticism, if it upsets you, nobody forces you to be here, give it a go, you may well be surprised.
It's a conspiracy site, not the school playground.
Originally posted by loam
Am I the only here who thinks that most people in this thread think it refers to someone else? Just sayin'